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News Wrap: Attempts by Lawmakers to Prevent Sequester Fail

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In other news Thursday, it was "sequester eve" in Washington: the final day before $85 billion dollars in automatic spending cuts take effect. Also, the Obama administration plans to intervene in a challenge to California's gay marriage ban. The Justice Department is pushing the Supreme Court to strike down the ban.

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